By Success Stories
Name: Andre Luiz
Reboot: 60 Days
What Health Issues apply to you? Obesity
Did you Reboot to lose weight? Yes
How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
I love documentaries and I was searching for one to watch on Netflix. Suddenly, I found Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The film touched me deeply in many ways – Joe´s kindness and interest in helping others; the effort Phil took to follow the fasting and especially the final scene, when Phil was running in the yellow t-shirt. It had a strong impact on me. While watching the film I already made a decision to start a Reboot.
I started the Reboot three days after I had watched the film. I spent two days researching everything I found on the internet about the Reboot and watching videos. I read a lot about it as well as searched other sources around the same topic, such as The Gerson Institute. I had to do so much research because here in Brazil we don`t have much knowledge about Rebooting.
What inspired you to do a Reboot?
The truth is that I was also fat, sick and nearly dead. I had too much fat on my body and was obese. I was always healthy and slim but in the last 10 years I gained a lot of weight.
The movie made me see that I needed to act against my obesity. Joe is a great inspiration in my life and his impact on me, and his message about “Enough is enough” motivated me to face my situation and start changing my eating habits.
How did the experience go for you?
I did the 60-Day Reboot and it was excellent! I feel much better as I have already lost 68 pounds (31 kg), my cholesterol lowered from 235 to 165, I sleep better, feel better, I don´t snore anymore and my old “slim” clothes fit me again. My family is very happy with the result and I am calmer and think more clearly.
How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
I have lost 31 kg (within 60 days). I check my weight every week.
Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
Yes. Many! Aside from what I already mentioned, I noticed that my body looks better and I am not anxious anymore.
What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
Believe it or not, I don`t think it has been that tough! Everything happened smoothly and as planned. I didn´t get rid of anything in my life (except the fat!).
I kept going to restaurants with my family and kept cooking for my family (it’s my hobby!). Whenever I went to a restaurant with my family I simply ordered a juice and enjoyed their company. If I had to serve them a meal I made myself a juice and we had our meal together anyway.
I think that maybe the lack of information and disbelief that others in Brazil had on my Reboot (including doctors) were probably the hardest part for me to deal with.
What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
Eating with consciousness and adding more fruits and vegetables on my table. I also want to keep the habit of drinking at least one juice daily. And after a long time, I want to get back to exercise and I plan to continue at this rate.
What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?
A Reboot is very healthy and I recommend it strongly to everyone. I think that people should Reboot now and then even though they are not obese or overweight, just because it´s healthy and cleans the body.